Make Ahead Meal Plan, Exercise Schedule, and Weekly Weigh In {March 2nd, 2015}

Organize Yourself Skinny Make Ahead Meal Plan, Exercise Schedule, and Weigh InHi everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. I know I typically get my meal plan posts up on Sunday night but I ran out of energy around 8pm. I am telling ya this weather is really starting to bring me down. Yesterday it got up to 28 degrees which in Buffalo – this time of year – is considered a heat wave. So my mom and I took a nice brisk walk. However, being out in the cold for an hour or so did nothing but make me want to lay under the covers in front of the fireplace for the rest of the day. I NEED SUMMER TO BE HERE NOW!

Let’s get to my weigh in or I will complain about the cold for the rest of this post.

Here are my stats.

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MY OTHER RECIPES

SW: 177

GW: 130

LWW: 151

CW: 148.5

PL: 2.5lbs

I was sooooooo happy to see a 2.5 pound loss this week! I did really well with exercising and tracking my food. I did not track every single bite but I definitely was more intentional with the food I put into my mouth. I also did not eat past 7:00pm and that made a HUGE difference. I did feel hungry a couple days at night but I was able to curb my craving with water. Not eating past 7:00pm is a habit I always tried to stick with but got a little loose with these last couple months.

As for exercise I did work out 3 days but I know I need to do more. My goal is 4-5 days of exercise a week and never less than 3. The other day I saw an exercise habit posted on Facebook that said “never skip a monday”. That really made me think. When it comes to exercising it is important to be disciplined and to protect your time. There is always something that comes up or gets in the way so protecting that time is essential to keeping up with an exercise habit. This is something I plan to implement in the next week.

Here is my exercise schedule:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Cardio

  • Treadmill – 45 minutes (5 minute warm up, 25 run, 10 minute uphill power walk, and 5 minute cool down)

Core

  • 2 – 3 (30 second planks) – These are killer!
  • 3 reps of 8 russian twists.
  • Ab roll in using my exercise ball – this is my first time so I am not sure how many I will be able to do.
  • More yoga ball exercises here and here.

Legs

  • 10 – 12 reps of the single leg side squat using my exercise ball
  • 5-8 reps of the lounge and twist using my exercise ball

Arms

  • 8 – 10 reps of the lying chest flue using my exercise ball
  • 8 reps bicep curls
  • 8 reps tricep kickbacks

You can view more exercises here.

Here is my weekly meal plan. As always, you can view it over on Plan to Eat. If you are a PTE subscriber you can friend me (username organizeyourselfskinny) and have access to all my recipes, previous meal plans, and grocery lists. You can also use Plan to Eat to create custom weight loss meal plans. Check this tutorial for a step by step.

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Breakfast

Tropical Green Smoothie

breakfast burritos and steel cut oats for the kids.

Make ahead tips

  • I made the breakfast burritos last week.
  • Steel cut oats were made yesterday.

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Snacks

No mayo tuna salad and veggies

Almonds

Chocolate cherry overnight oats

Make ahead tips

Tuna salad will be made today.

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Lunch

Mason Jar Salad with Quinoa, Goat Cheese, and Vegetables – new recipe

Make ahead tips

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Dinner

Chicken Cacciatore

Classic Chili

Turkey Meatball Florentine

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Make ahead tips

  • The cacciatore, chili, and meatballs were made 1-2 weeks ago and are in the freezer.
  • Buffalo chicken will be made tomorrow or Wednesday.
  • Beef and broccoli will be made the day we eat it.

Meal planning has made a huge difference in keeping me focused and intentional with eating healthier foods. You can read all about this strategy and the other ones I use to lose weight in my new ebook, Organize Yourself Skinny: 5 Strategies to Help Busy People Lose Weight and Create a Healthier Lifestyle. I also include a free bonus 4 week make ahead meal plan with purchase! If you are a blogger check out my affiliate program.

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Comments

  1. DeeDee Arnzen says:

    Can you share the Mason Jar Salad with Quinoa, Goat Cheese, and Vegetables recipe? It looks and sounds really good! Thanks!!!

    Dee Dee

  2. Very happy for your weight loss! Last week I didn’t lose and I was pretty bummed! This is the third time since I started my weight loss, that I have plateaued! I’m forging forward and hopefully I will lose this week. Good luck this week! Here’s to you!

  3. Tammy, I LOVE your website, recipes, and planning advice! I just joined Plan to Eat and can see your recipes and even the “Menu planner” where your menus are listed, but I can’t figure out how to view the actual menus. I”ve tried double-clicking on each one, but nothing happens. Is there a trick to accessing your weekly menus? You have really helped me on my weigh-loss journey!!! Thank you!

  4. Donna Mosley says:

    Thank you so much for all you put out there! I am so thankful for your website. I hadn’t heard of Plan to Eat before, but just joined yesterday after I saw your post above. I’m so pumped to be able to share in your meal plans, recipes and grocery lists automatically! It’s a little crazy how excited I was when I discovered this. Thanks again! 🙂

  5. this is awesome and thank you for sharing!

  6. Please make the Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli a link. I cannot find it. It is not a link in your latest email. Thank you! Thank you for your great recipes, especially slow cooker! Cheryl

  7. I am so beyond excited to learn about the Plan to Eat site. How do we add you as a friend so we can share the meal plans? Thanks for all the great ideas!

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